Sunday, May 19, 2024

Lusaka returns to AFKLMP freighter network

Lusaka in Zambia will return to Air France KLM Martinair Cargo’s freighter network on 3 September with weekly Boeing 747 services. It is returning to the schedule after a three-year break and flights will depart Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on Tuesdays, arriving in Lusaka on Wednesdays. The service, flight number MP8320 leave Amsterdam at 18.45 local […]

X2 members save Air Asia plane stranded with engine failure

When an Airbus A330 operated by Air Asia X got stuck in Perth due to a mid-flight engine failure, members of the X2 Logistics Network helped transport parts from around the world to get the aircraft back in service. Experts at AGX chartered an Ilyushin IL-76 from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and a Boeing 747 […]

Volga-Dnepr continues development of cargo supermarket

Volga-Dnepr Airlines is continuing to develop its “Cargo Supermarket” combining scheduled and charter services, regional sales manager Georgy Sokolov (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week. The Cargo Supermarket combines scheduled and charter services and he says this has considerably increased the number of Boeing 737 and 747 charters, as well as using empty legs of the […]

Volga-Dnepr combines services to cut costs of gas turbine delivery

Volga-Dnepr Airlines used a combination of a Boeing 747 scheduled service and an Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD charter to cut the cost of delivering a 12.6 tonne gas turbine to a power station in Yangon, Myanmar. The 560x260x250cm turbine started its journey on board an AirBridgeCargo Airlines scheduled service from Chicago to Hanoi before being transferred to […]

CargoLogicAir welcomes third 747 to its fleet in 18 months

CargoLogicAir has taken delivery of its third Boeing 747 freighter, a 747-400ERF, in less than 18 months. The London Stansted Airport-based airline, which received its UK Air Operator Certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority at the start of 2016, now operates two 747-400s and a 747-8. The latest aircraft acquired from AerCap will enable CargoLogicAir […]

1,125 flights services and 127 destinations for AF-KL-MP summer schedule

Air France KLM Martinair (AF-KL-MP) Cargo will launch its summer schedule on 26 March with 1,125 weekly services to 127 destinations on its fleet of 170 passenger aircraft and six freighters. It started thrice-weekly Paris Charles de Gaulle – Accra services on 28 February, using a Boeing 777-200 to connect with the capital of Ghana. […]

Video: The Who – Moving on from a U-haul to an IAG Cargo B747

Following the completion of the first part of The Who’s Hits 50 Tour, lead singer Roger Daltrey spoke to IAG Cargo about how the airline helped deliver logistical support for concerts and tours, and how touring has moved on from needing a U-haul van to a Boeing 747.

Hippos, calves and jet engines help Budapest grow 23% annually

Budapest Airport becomes TIACA trustee member

Budapest Airport’s cargo volumes have grown almost 23 per cent annually, transporting goods as varied as aircraft jet engines, a baby hippopotamus and several hundred calves. The airport serving Hungary’s capital handled over 112,000 tonnes of cargo in 2016, and on certain days would have three Boeing 747 Freighters parked on the apron. It says […]

AirBridgeCargo adds Oslo to ever growing network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) will start twice-weekly Boeing 747 Freighter flights from Oslo to support Norway’s seafood export market and it’s oil & gas industry. The first flight will leave on 15 November and will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays. Norway exports 220,000 tonnes of seafood a year, 600 tonnes a day using air cargo services […]

Sri Lankan plans to lease ‘45-tonne’ freighter

SriLankan Airlines plans to make the most of overcapacity in the sector by leasing a freighter to tackle its own ‘big time’ capacity problems, reports Michael Mackey. SriLankan is looking for ‘a 45 tonner’ Chamara Ranasinghe, head of cargo tells Air Cargo Week adding that a converted Boeing 747 would be “too big.” The Colombo-based […]

ABC adds Seattle to its US freighter network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines Boeing 747F

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has launched twice-weekly Boeing 747 Freighter services from Moscow to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, its sixth route within the US. The carrier says Seattle is not only one of the biggest cities in the Pacific Northwest region – but also a major gateway for trade with Asia. The new flight from Seattle will […]

IATA: Sluggish trade, Brexit and weak demand all risks to air cargo

Airfreight’s momentum is at risk from a sluggish trade outlook, the aftermath of Brexit and weak demand, though strong consumer confidence and low oil prices could reenergise growth, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says. In its Q2 2016 Cargo Chartbook, IATA says air cargo continues to outperform the global merchandised trade but growth remains […]

Boeing makes second quarter loss of $234 million

Boeing made a loss of $234 million in the second quarter of 2016, which it says is due to reclassification of research & development (R&D) for the 787, and charges for the 747 and KC-46 Tanker programmes. Boeing warned on 21 July that the changes to the 787, 747 and KC-46 would impact the results. […]

Fewer deliveries causes Boeing Commercial Airplanes decline

Boeing has seen revenues and profits from its Commercial Airplanes division fall in the first quarter of 2016 because of fewer aircraft deliveries. Commercial Airplanes revenue fell by six per cent to $14.4 billion because deliveries during the quarter were down by four per cent to 176. Profits for the Commercial Airplanes division declined by […]

Atlas Air completes $110m acquisition of Southern Air

Atlas Air Boeing 747-8F

Atlas Air Worldwide has completed the acquisition of Southern Air Holdings in a deal worth about $110 million. The deal will give Atlas access to Southern’s fleet of crew, maintenance and insurance Boeing 737s and Boeing 777s. The five Southern 737s and five 777s will compliment Atlas’ fleet of more than 75 aircraft, which are […]

Boeing delivers record number of aircraft

Boeing delivered 762 commercial aircraft in 2015, 39 more than 2014, which it says is a record. The manufacturer says it received 768 orders worth $112.4 billion, and at the end of 2015 had 5,795 unfilled orders. Of the 768 net orders, 588 were Boeing 737s, two were Boeing 747s, 49 were Boeing 767s, 58 […]

Confusion over ‘abandoned’ freighter ownership continues

Confusion over the ownership of three Boeing 747s parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) continues as Malaysia Airports says they are not registered to any company but Swift Air Cargo insist they own them. KLIA’s operator, Malaysia Airports has released further statements about the aircraft, after intense global media coverage. It says their then […]